After graduating from the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique, Chloé Dabert performed for Joël Jouanneau, Jeanne Champagne, and Madeleine Louarn, before turning to direction. In 2012, she created the company Héros-limite with Sébastien Eveno, and directed Denis Kelly's Orphans, which won top honours at the Festival Impatience in 2014. Focusing on contemporary writing—such as Jean-Luc Lagarce's I was in the house, waiting for the rain, which she directed this past winter at the Comédie-Française—she questions the language of theatre methodically and almost mathematically, in order to better highlight the poetic structure of the works she adapts. She also regularly hosts drama workshops for teenagers, in particular at the Théâtre de Lorient, where she was artist-in-residence.
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